Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Chainsaw Novice Drops A Gnarly Tree

This boxelder tree at our class last week was a nasty looking individual. Most of the limbs overhead were dead and rotting, the trunk had extensive rot, and it had lots of weight to one side. It did have forward weight in the direction it needed to fall, and the student put his hinge low, finding solid wood for a good hinge. Note how instructor Joe Glenn keeps a close eye on the student through the process.

Every tree cut during the class at Dixon Springs Ag Center presented problems that had to be worked out before cutting could begin. The particpants were enthusiastic and took home a valuable set of new skills. I will post more photos and videos of this class in the days ahead.

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